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 DeCS Categories

C01 Bacterial Infections and Mycoses .
C01.539 Infection .
C01.539.160 Bone Diseases, Infectious .
C01.539.160.762 Spondylitis .
C01.539.160.762.301 Discitis .
C05 Musculoskeletal Diseases .
C05.116 Bone Diseases .
C05.116.165 Bone Diseases, Infectious .
C05.116.165.762 Spondylitis .
C05.116.165.762.301 Discitis .
C05.116.900 Spinal Diseases .
C05.116.900.853 Spondylitis .
C05.116.900.853.500 Discitis .
C05.116.900.938 Spondylosis .
C05.116.900.938.500 Spondylolysis .
C05.116.900.938.500.500 Spondylolisthesis .
E04 Surgical Procedures, Operative .
E04.555 Orthopedic Procedures .
E04.555.100 Arthrodesis .
E04.555.100.700 Spinal Fusion .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Spinal Fusion .
Fusion, Spinal .
Fusions, Spinal .
Spinal Fusions .
Spondylodeses .
Spondylosyndeses .
Spondylodesis .
Spondylosyndesis .
Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed) .
Spondylosis .
Spondylosis, Cervical .
Spondylosis, Lumbarsacral .
Spondylosis, Thoracic .
Cervical Spondylosis .
Lumbarsacral Spondylosis .
Spondylosis Deformans .
Thoracic Spondylosis .
A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue. .
Discitis .
Diskitis .
Spondylodiskitis .
Discitides .
Diskitides .
Spondylodiscitides .
Spondylodiskitides .
Spondylodiscitis .
Inflammation of an INTERVERTEBRAL DISC or disk space which may lead to disk erosion. Until recently, discitis has been defined as a nonbacterial inflammation and has been attributed to aseptic processes (e.g., chemical reaction to an injected substance). However, recent studies provide evidence that infection may be the initial cause, but perhaps not the promoter, of most cases of discitis. Discitis has been diagnosed in patients following discography, myelography, lumbar puncture, paravertebral injection, and obstetrical epidural anesthesia. Discitis following chemonucleolysis (especially with chymopapain) is attributed to chemical reaction by some and to introduction of microorganisms by others. .
Spondylolysis .
Spondylolyses .
Deficient development or degeneration of a portion of the VERTEBRA, usually in the pars interarticularis (the bone bridge between the superior and inferior facet joints of the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE) leading to SPONDYLOLISTHESIS. .
Spondylolisthesis .
Spondylisthesis .
Spondylistheses .
Spondylolistheses .
Forward displacement of a superior vertebral body over the vertebral body below. .